For the time will come when people will not put up with
sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires,
they will gather around them a great number of
teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and
turn aside to myths (2 Tim 4.3-4).
We live in an age of tolerance that encourages every
person to be "of his own mind." By this, people mean
that a person's standard is his own judgment and
decision. It is a tickling of the ears, that Paul warns
against, that has developed in full force in our culture.
Jesus is concerned with his church. He is over it, as
the head (Eph 1; Col 1). Since he is head, it stands to
reason that when things are taught, that the church
should "be perfectly united in mind and thought"
(I Cor 1.10), and that unity comes because the church
is supposed to be striving to teach, and practice, the
same thing at every place (I Cor 4.17).
We are striving to find ourselves full up in the will of
God, corrected by scripture, grounded by the word,
encouraging others by our openness to hear what God
desires from us!
- Alex